The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday announced that all flight operations have been moved from the old terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to the new one – terminal two.
The agency disclosed this via a statement urging travellers to arrive at the airport three hours before departure.
According to FAAN, this would enable the check-in process to be quick and seamless in time.
“This is to inform the travelling public that flight Operations have been moved from the Old Murtala Muhammed International Airport terminal (TI) to the new terminal (T2),” the statement reads.
“FAAN uses this medium to appeal to passengers to always get to the airport ‘At least three hours’ before their departure time to ensure that check-in activities are concluded in good time.”
The announcement follows the directive by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, that all airlines vacate the old terminal from October 1, 2023.
Keyamo said the relocation was necessary to give room for total maintenance work at the airport.
Meanwhile, a fire incident occurred at the airport on Wednesday morning.
The fire was said to have gutted a section of the old terminal and affected a section of the administrative office of FAAN.